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Simple corporate bonds exposure draft legislation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Treasury has issued exposure draft legislation which will introduce new provisions intended to facilitate increased trading in retail corporate bonds


New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


The future of financial advice: the devil will (probably) be in the detail
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 22 2011

In the aftermath of high profile corporate collapses resulting in significant losses for Australian investors acting on financial advice, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services launched an inquiry into the financial planning industry


Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes - improving disclosure for retail investors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 25 2010

ASIC is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes: Improving disclosure for retail investors, issued on 8 April 2010


Employee share scheme rights
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 29 2012

Under the former employee share scheme provisions a person could acquire a “right” if another person created the right in that person


Managed investment trusts increase in withholding tax
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 31 2012

The Government has announced that MIT withholding tax which is currently only 7.5 for foreign investors who are resident in a country with which Australia has a tax information sharing agreement will be increased to 15


Stamp duty abolition timetable extended again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 27 2012

The NSW Government has once again extended the timetable for abolition of stamp duty on unlisted marketable securities, mortgages and transfer of non-land business assets for another 12 months


Financial requirements for responsible entities to change from 1 November 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

While responsible entities of managed investment schemes still have a reasonable period of time to prepare for the changes ASIC has made to the financial requirements under their Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), the changes significantly increase the regulatory and financial burden they face


PDS requirements for agribusiness schemes to change from 1 August 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

ASIC issued a consultation paper in April 2010 with proposals to improve disclosure to retail investors in relation to agribusiness schemes following the spectacular collapses of these types of schemes in 2009